Maharashtra govt to review Ambani home land deal

Maharashtra govt to review Ambani home land deal
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First Published: Mon, Aug 01 2011. 10 29 PM IST

Antilia Tower, the residence of Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd. (File photo / Bloomberg)
Antilia Tower, the residence of Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd. (File photo / Bloomberg)
Updated: Mon, Aug 01 2011. 10 29 PM IST
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government said on Monday that it will refer the land deal between the Wakf Board and Antilia Commercial Pvt. Ltd for the south Mumbai plot on which Reliance Industries Ltd. chairman Mukesh Ambani has built his residence to the law ministry.
Antilia Tower, the residence of Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd. (File photo / Bloomberg)
Mohammed Nasim Khan, minister for minority affairs and Wakf, gave this information in a written reply to a question raised by Eknath Khadse, leader of the Opposition in the state assembly.
Ambani bought the 4,532 sq mt plot on Altamount Road in 2002 from the Wakf Board. In 2007, the Maharashtra government said the Wakf Board had no right to sell the land. Mukesh Ambani subsequently paid Rs 10.6 lakh for a no objection certificate from the board. The Currimbhoy Trust had donated the land to the Wakf Board for running an orphanage.
The law ministry will consider whether the deal should be referred to the Central Bureau of Investigation for further investigation, the minister said.
makrand.g@livemint.com
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